2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 1 - Elections
Section 2 Election Officers and Boards
Section 1-2-23 Challengers; permitted activities.

NM Stat § 1-2-23 (2015) What's This?

1-2-23. Challengers; permitted activities.

A. A challenger, upon presentation of the written appointment to the precinct board, shall be permitted to be present at any time from the time the precinct board convenes at the polling place until the completion of the precinct board's duties after the polls close.

B. A challenger, for the purpose of interposing challenges, may:

(1) view the signature roster or precinct voter list for the purpose of determining whether the challenger desires to interpose a challenge when a signature roster or precinct voter list is used;

(2) view the application to vote form before the voter receives a ballot for the purpose of determining whether the challenger desires to interpose a challenge when an application to vote form is used;

(3) view the signature roster or checklist of voters to determine whether entries are being made in accordance with the Election Code;

(4) view each voting machine before the polls are opened to ensure that the public counter is at zero, that the results tape contains no votes and that there are no voted ballots in the voting machine bins; and

(5) make in any polling place and preserve for future reference written memoranda of any action or omission on the part of any member of the precinct board.

History: 1953 Comp., 3-2-21, enacted by Laws 1969, ch. 240, 42; 1975, ch. 255, 23; 2009, ch. 150, 3; 2011, ch. 137, 22.

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